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Live-Action Love Stage!! Film Reveals Main Cast, 2020 Premiere

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Mahiro Sugiyama, Hiroki Nakada, Shinichi Wagō join cast

The Twitter account for the editorial department of of Kadokawa's CIEL magazine revealed on Wednesday three cast members for the live-action film adaptation of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga. Mahiro Sugiyama will play Izumi Sena, Hiroki Nakada will play Ryōma Ichijō, and Shinichi Wagō will play Rei Sagara. The tweet also revealed that the film will open in 2020.

Mahiro Sugiyama

Hiroki Nakada

Shinichi Wagō

Eiki is writing the film's script.

The manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryōma, who becomes aware of his attraction toward Izumi.

Eiki and Zaou launched the series in CIEL in 2010 and ended it in July 2016. Kadokawa published the series' seventh and final volume in November 2016. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint released the manga in English.

The manga inspired a 10-episode anime in July 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the series with the OVA on home video in North America. The company recently began streaming an English dub for the series on HIDIVE.

Sources: CIEL editorial department's Twitter account, Eiga Natalie


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